ACS In The Community

ACS is proud to empower the Australian community in fostering an environment that creates world class tech leaders and innovators. We are passionate about shaping the next generation of tech talent, those that will lead us in shaping Australia’s digital future.

ACS made history as a professional association, joining the World Economic Forum as a member and advocating Australia’s digital agenda on the world stage. We are also helping more women and young kids have their say in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Whatever the challenge, ACS is there every step of the way, empowering the community to think bigger, aim higher and be more innovative in solving tomorrow’s problems.

Some of the initiatives undertaken by ACS for empowering the community are listed below.
ACS supports the virtual Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) program 

Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) program, Australia's biggest students invention program has gone fully virtual this year. Open to schools across the country, with categories for students from Years 3 to 12, winners receive mentoring to develop their project further, as well as cash prizes. ACS is also a partner to this program. Find out more.

Australia's Top 25 Analytics Leaders Announced

Australia’s top 25 analytics leaders, judged by a panel of leading analytics and business leaders, were recognized in this year’s IAPA top 25 Analytics Leaders program. Find out more.

AFR Special Report on Smart Cities

In May, ACS placed a special Smart Cities feature in the Australian Financial Review examining the opportunities of connected communities. Download Report Here.

ACS Partners With Sky News To Deliver Tech Perspectives

Over the course of five weeks ACS partnered with Sky News to deliver four Tech Perspectives programs which aired on Sunday evenings at 5pm. These programs focused on the recovery and innovation that is taking place in the ICT sector post COVID-19.

EdXN (Education Across the Nation) 2020 Launched 

The year’s first ACS EdXN (Education across the nation) event was held on 28th May featuring world-renowned designer of alternate reality games, Jane McGonigal. A two-time New York Times bestselling author, Jane discussed how games can make a better world and how a “gameful” mindset can help maximise resilience during these uncertain times. Find out more.

ACS Supports Defence Hackathon

The inaugural #Shockproof ANZDF Hackathon with the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces was conducted and executed by ACS between 15-17 May.  Over 500 participants joined and 4 teams emerged winners.  Find out more.

Virtual Big Day In

Designed for students by students, BiG Day In events, hosted by ACS Foundation and sponsored by ACS, help secondary school and university students across Australia decide if a career in ICT is right for them. This year Big Day In has been hosted as virtual events. Find out more.

ACS Tech and Employability Skills Conference

Launched as a new initiative in 2020, this event series helps professional year students or domestic tertiary studies in ICT to succeed as a skilled ICT professional by highlighting technical and soft-skills in demand.

ACS Members Show Support for COVIDSafe App

As part of its commitment to help keep COVID-19 under control and to ensure the economy recovers as quickly as possible following the necessary lockdowns, ACS has placed ads with The Australian and Australian Financial Review listing the 310 senior members who have downloaded and use the COVIDSafe app. Find out more.

ACS Learning Accelerator Launched 

As part of its commitment to support our members through the unprecedented situations arising due to COVID-19, ACS launched its new ACS Learning Accelerator platform to help members with reskilling and career enhancement.  Find out more.

ACS Launches Industry Insights Leaders Series

The COVID-19 crisis is requiring individuals and organisations to rapidly adapt and evolve, and ACS remains committed to providing our members with premium events and top-quality content to enable them to continue their professional development by learning from the technical advice, experiences, and insights from leading tech professionals.  Find out more.

New Tech Career Platform Launched

With IT professionals feeling the effects of the Australia wide COVID-19 shutdown, ACS has launched its tech careers platform to connect tech sector worker and industry. This platform gives employers access to ACS’ Australia-wide network of experienced technology professionals, graduates and students and ACS members access to new opportunities. Find out more.